Policy

Industry uncertainty keenly discussed at APPEA: Orchison reports


Today’s gas supply saga is now on equal controversial footing in eastern Australia with the electricity security and pricing shemozzle; they also share much uncertainty about how (and over what time) they can be resolved.

South Australian Minister for Finance, State Development, Mineral Resources and Energy Tom Koutsantonis has talked up the role of gas at a recent conference.

The Queensland Government will release 365 square kilometres of land for gas development to supply Australia’s east coast market.

Gas and pipelines were some of the big winners to come out of last night’s Federal Budget announcement, with plenty of funds aimed at fixing Australia’s energy crisis.

Woodside questions APPEA focus


Woodside Chief Executive Peter Coleman has taken a swipe at the upstream sectors’ peak lobby group, saying it’s too focused on the east coast.

Time to focus on hard issues in gas supply: APGA


The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association (APGA) has called for an end to the mud-slinging and myth-peddling that is distracting policy-makers from finding a resolution to the very real problem...

Predictable claims by the Climate Council that Australia and the region should reduce the use of natural gas are out of step, says the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA).

Yesterday’s meeting between Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and the heads of Australia’s leading gas supply companies and the AEMO generated a lot of hot air.

A majority of the Senate crossbench has called for an overhaul of the petroleum resource rent tax (PRRT), particularly for major offshore LNG projects.

Gas and the gender handicap


It would be nice to think that in 2015 discussions about gender pay parity and women’s access to leadership positions were relics of another age. Problems solved, or at least...

Reimagining Australia’s shale gas revolution


The polarised arguments about shale gas are inhibiting constructive debate on the role of unconventional gas in Australia’s energy future.

Graduating in gas


What is it like to graduate as a gas industry professional in 2016? Gas Today speaks to fresh engineering graduate Robert Murray on the opportunities the natural gas industry offers...

Australia’s land access new frontier


Queensland GasFields Commissioner John Cotter has recently completed a stocktake of the construction of the three export pipelines in Queensland, and has gathered some key lessons about oil and gas...

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